Family didn't know how ill son was.
THE family of a Swansea rugby player who took his own life after becoming clinically depressed after an injury have called for doctors to "help save lives" by informing loved ones of the condition in future.
Max Easey, pictured, disappeared on February 12, and his body was later found following a search by a group of 60 to 80 people and police in Hendy.
The former pupil of Ysgol y Strade and Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr, who lived at Heol Morlais, Hendy, had become depressed when he injured his leg playing rugby, and was on medication for depression. He had signed a semiprofessional contract with Swansea RFC but moved to Hendy where he joined Hendy RFC after becoming injured.
Carmarthenshire coroner Mark Layton concluded his death was suicide. Following the inquest, his father, Nick Easey, said: "Nobody really knew the extent to which Max was depressed. To find out the information he was clinically depressed at the inquest was a real shock to us all.
"As a family we would like to challenge the system and for the GP to be allowed to release information to the next of kin when someone is depressed. It would save the lives of a lot of people in the future."